Model BS85 simplex basket strainers are available in 2" to 12" sizes, with a bolted or swing-bolt "quick-opening" cover and have a drain plug.
While comparing pricing and lead time is typically how many customers decide what to order, the flow coefficient (Cv) values should be compared from a performance perspective.
Basket strainers which have a higher Cv (flow coefficient) value begin with a lower differential (clean basket) pressure drop for a given flow rate and thus may not need to be cleaned as often. Another way of looking at Cv values is that basket strainers having higher Cv values can handle higher flow rates at a given pressure.
The Cv values are so close within the 1" to 6" sizes for these manufacturers that they will mostly perform the same, thus ergonomics, cost and lead time should be the deciding factors. The 10" - 16" sizes favor Keckley from a lower initial pressure drop perspective. All can be supplied with a tool-less quick opening style closure (clamp, swing bolt or knob).
We've taken a unique approach to this website. We group our strainers by material in order from smallest to largest providing links to their outline drawing. Embedded differential pressure calculators help you make direct comparisons between different designs and brands.
Of course you can always contact us for immediate assistance and the best way to receive assistance is to complete our application oriented inquiry form.